Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sprint Series Races - Heats 1 and 2


                                                 Colour, Colour, Colour
          
                        Sunshine, blue water, blue sky, a few new sailors and a couple of interesting new boats, all makes for an action packed  afternoon sailing, and an excited buzz in the air.

                                                                          
 
Welcome to Benjamin Rankine, who is new to Gladstone brings an exciting new toy for him to sail and me to photograph!

 
Matthew was ready with the Bic this week.. a young man of many talents , having sailed a corsair and a pacer as well over the first weeks of the season.. perhaps there should be a trophy for the most classes of dinghy sailed over a season?
 
then again..... David Mann might win for the most classes of boats owned in a season...


                         Blaney Redgrave (we know her as Blaney Ware) is back to sail a new Bic



                    Miss Behaviour is back form a foray to Magnetic Island Race Week..

                                            Dirk is back from visiting the family in Europe ..

                                      and appears to have survived the family holiday...

 
 
The crews were ready.... 
 
 
 
skippers in charge...
 
 
 
 Rob had the Doc aboard for any emergencies



                                             The scene was idyllic from Spinnaker Park



                                      with every girl ...and her dog come to watch...
                                                                           
                                                                         
                                                              Noah .......the old sea dog...
 


                                                      Scott was a bit lonely out there ...  



                   David was on rescue boat duty and probably checking out Scots rig tension



 
Blaney was looking relaxed and comfortable..
 
 


                                                    

                                           the big boats joined in the fray.........Intriigue


 
Sonofabeach..
 



pretty , pretty...


                                                       picture postcard sort of stuff....


                                                    Gladstone post card anyway........




                                                             Miss Behaviour

 
 
 
 
John and crew were giving Restless a run..

 

                        




              

                           Solitaire was pushing the envelope with a port start... both times...


                         Martin , Tierney and Will, had the pacer fleet wrapped up...

 
 
and a new Moth came out to play....

 
Lynne and Debbie took work seriously in the Red Rib


                                                       Dinghies jostled at the start..

 



   
                                                 Benjamin Rankine ..that Moth looks fun...


 
 
Scott in racing mode...



                  


                                             Maria was there to keep Scott in check...

 










                       and then of course , the Moth kept catching our eye, as Benjamin Zoomed past...





yes... we loved watching it...
 
 



 
 
 


                                                         There were racing starts....



                                                  both large and small.....



                                                      ........... cheeky manoeuvres

 




     


                                    Spinnaker finishes ..........



                                                               The colourful ...


and the Sponsored!
 
 
 
until we all ended up back at the start....























 




1 comment:

  1. Great posting guys and good photos. Great going and keep posting. I would like to welcome you to our Sailing Community - Clubtray Sailing on www.clubtray.com/sailing

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